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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
to building bridges between the united states and the arab and muslim world, particularly libya. and i think this is going to sour a lot of americans about the future trajectory of the middle east, about the direction in which the arab spring is headed. and i think particularly this is tragic for syrians. syrians who are now under siege or around 20,000 syrians have been killed by the regime of assad and i think many syrians were hoping for an outside intervention or outside aid to provide some type of save zones. and i think the reality is that after the united states and nato had gone into libya it oust gadhafi, i think there will be far less appetite to want on do anything in syria. >> probably also raises huge questions about money from america that is going to fund some of these governments particularly in egypt where it's $1.5 billion plus another billion that was being put together in a package right now. how do you think that plays out in congress at this point? >> that's absolutely right. egypt is a country which has i think the second or third largest aid package from the united st
CNBC
Sep 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
want to be a welcoming country in the united states, but certainly, we don't want the yakuza coming to the united states. >> because they're criminals? >> they have extensive criminal histories here in japan. they are members of criminal organizations. for both of those reasons, they would be ineligible to enter the united states. >> how did he get around that? according to jake adelstein's reporting, which we confirmed, tadamasa goto made a deal with the fbi. he offered to become a rat and inform on his yakuza brothers. >> goto said, "here's the deal. i need to get in the united states to get my liver transplant, or i'm gonna die. i will give you the names of all our front companies in the united states." so in terms of not only criminal intelligence but sort of, you know, pure, i don't know, covert intelligence, goto represented a real find for the fbi. >> so the fbi made this deal? >> and they gave him a special visa to come into the united states. >> getting into the u.s. was one thing, but getting a liver transplant at a leading american medical center like ucla was something e
CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
? >> you're pretty much left with the united states and israel. >> well, yes, but there is no good with someone of my background even speculating on that question, so i won't. >> iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, shown here at natanz in 2008, blamed the cyber attack on enemies of the state and downplayed the damage. both the u.s. and israel maintain that it set back the iranian program by several years. what's impossible to know is how much damage the attackers might have inflicted if the virus had gone undetected and not been exposed by computer security companies trying to protect their customers. >> they planned to stay in that plant for many years and to do the whole attack in a completely covert manner, that anytime a centrifuge would break, the operators would think, "this is, again, a technical problem that we have experienced," for example, "because of poor quality of these centrifuges that we are using." >> we had a good idea that this was a blown operation, something that was never meant to be seen. it was never meant to come to the public's attention. >> you say blo
CNBC
Sep 30, 2012 7:30pm EDT
it's a bigger story for europe than it is for the united states. >> in the united states we have a different set of worries. warnings from big american companies about their future earnings. we ended the third quarter and already heard from fedex, we heard from caterpillar, big global companies that are citing europe. caterpillar is citing china as well. what are you expecting out of the earnings period that we will begin to see in the next couple weeks? >> there is a slowdown going on in the global economy because you have this recession in europe then you have a slowdown in china, which is more significant than i think the chinese gdp numbers suggest. and that's rippling through to countries like korea and taiwan and japan. a so big global companies are being hurt by that but more domestically-focused companies in the united states ought to do better. >> want that fiscal cliff, david? it doesn't look like anything is going to happen until after the election. the tax cuts expiring, the spending programs expiring. a lot of people think this is going to lead to a recession in 20 1
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the president of the united states. he deflects it and he attacks romney admitting this is a botched statement, holding the egypt government responsible for something like this is absolutely something they need to do if they want to have continued cooperation from the united states. >> and i want to ask peter brooks, old friend, so hillary says today in her comment that we reject these acts, quote, unquote, we reject these actions, but the president says later we will bring to justice. how he's going do that, i don't know. we will bring them to justice, peter brooks. what the hell does that mean? would you please tell me because to me, he is more interested in promoting these muslim states running through the art than he is promoting american influence and leadership in that region. that's what's got me really bugged, peter. how is he going to bring them to justice? >> i certainly can't channel president obama. i'm not the right person to do that. what i hope he means here is that the government of libya does not bring these guys to justice that we're going to take action including military ac
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
've always expected people would get in the united states of america. that only comes from the private sector. that's where, i think, the romney approach, people will find to be the right one. >> this market has been rallying. of course, it seems to be working in obama's favor, even though it's probably has a lot more to do with the central bank and all of the easing out there than it does to the policies. is there any reason to believe that if this president is re-elected, then he moves to the center that, he does the policies that you're talking about that romney, of course, has been leading with? >> i think that's been my greatest disappointment, that we have not seen this government move more to a centerous approach to move the country forward. there were numerous opportunities to do that. i just don't think it aligns with where the president would like to take the country. there's one approach that says static pie, let's figure out how to split it up. that's the approach that's being taken. when they say we're all in this together, we're all in this together, but we're going to take from
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the united states. some indexes they watch on a weekly basis have been lower recently and that will fuel a lot of talk about a bit of a slowdown. front-running the fed, guys, did you see what happened yesterday? i pointed out some of the biggest etfs in the high yield area. i'm talking about j&k had heavy volume and hitting new highs. why is that happening? a lot of people believe at the minimum the fed is going to extend forward guidance to keep interest rates low to at least 2015. all of that would be a big beneficiary to high-yield funds who are forcing people to go out on the yield curve. this is one simple way people are already anticipating exactly what the fmoc is going to be doing. back to you. >> terrific, bob. got to ask rick. looks like people sell bond, shift bonds to the dollar. rick is at cm group in chicago. >> thank you. i guess we should welcome europe to the same club the u.s. is in. lots of liquidity. maybe more liquidity coming. and a generally weak economy. welcome to the club. if you look at our charts, they pretty much reflect a lot of what central banking is doing
CNBC
Sep 9, 2012 7:30pm EDT
in the united states, however, on the fiscal cliff, which you are very concerned about. the xpiration of the bush tax cuts and automatic spending cuts that come if there's no budget agreement. how do you view this playing out? what are the implications for the market? >> i think this is very important. last week maybe the point when investor sentence focuses on this instead of europe. first of all, the size of the fiscal cliff at about 650 billion, 4% of gdp. it would be hitting at a time when the economy is weak and particularly the consumer is weak. i do think this represents a big danger to the economy. the challenge is it's not discounted into the price. we're all talking about it, i've met very few investors who believe it will happen. if we do start to move to an environment where it becomes more likely, it will create volatility and also hit equity prices as well towards the end of the year. >> how do you invest against that kind of back drop? where would you put money to work right now? >> i think there are a couple of things investors can do. one thought is for those that hav
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
around van heusen in particular and arrow, the two larges brands in the united states. then our sportswear izod, a major roll-out with jc penney with the brand there. continued strong growth in our department store base, particularly macy's. that brand continues to perform and regain positioning. >> jc penney is a battleground. people worried that perhaps they are not doing well on your conference call you made it clear stores within stores are fantastic for your future. >> you know, we think it is a great way to show case our brands. we have seen early results and i'm talking about very early. ten days worth of sales so far as new shops have gone in. we have seen good sales performance in those stores. ron johnson from jc penney has talked about the transformation he's taking the company through. clearly he's been up front about the rocky issues he's had to keel wi deal with. they have a clear path. we are being as supportive as we can with them, not only with izod but with van heusen. we are a big part of the dress furnishings business to move the consumer forward. >> do they
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
with us or against us. any country that harbors terrorists is against us, that the united states can make preemptive strikes against these enemy countries. i thought those were extremely important doctrines that president bush laid down. is it your opinion, your view that those doctrines are still being honored today in our national security policy, especially toward terrorists? >> they're in place. president obama has not changed the foreign policy that president bush did change and put in place, which means we're going to be preempted. we want to prevent the next attack. i don't think there's as much resolve, quite frankly, with president obama and i don't think he's provided the leadership and i don't think he's introduced the fear to those people who want to do bad things to us. i think they feel a little bit empowered. thankfully our intelligence k e committee is on its toes and will do everything they can to help. i think we're very lucky. i wish president obama was a stronger leader around the world and wasn't as passive and steps back. it can only come from the president of the u
CNBC
Sep 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
.s. prospers. to say manufacturing jobs in general are going to come back to the united states. most chinese products of low cost are going to go other places. they aren't coming back to the u.s. we have to recognize there's a dramatic ure ing in the world and everybody is part participating in it. >> we know the competitive situation always leans towards china because they've got much lower, you know, costs there. so companies are going to send workers to china and going to manufacture in china. what's great about china slowing down for the u.s.? >> i would agree with robert that, yes, there's a structural rebalancing going on. but this rebalancing is great because this enables for china's middle class to grow and create a service sector which can generate continued higher wages. that allows the private sectors in the developed economies to sell to china's middle class and not just depend on america's middle class. this way it gives a new engine of growth for nations around the world. and this is not priced into the markets. the markets have priced in the fact that china is slowing down but
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
mortgages and potentially other assets until we see unemployment improve in the united states, is that a good decision on his part? >> it's not my habit to comment on decisions of the sister institutions. i would only say that it demonstrates, also, that when you look at the advanced economy through the grade of the central banking, you see that we are all engaged in nonstandard measures. >> how worried are you about the fiscal cliff in the united states is this. >> i think it is part of course of the major issue that in the advanced world you have to cope with. >> but if it happens, does it bring on another recession in the united states? >> i'm sure that the u.s. leadership, whatever you have in the president discussion of course between the two major sensitivities, but a sense of the saw peer kror interests of the country will prevail. i'm absolutely confident in that. i don't trust that it is possible that the sense of the superior interests of the united states of america and by way of consequence of the entire of course advanced economy and by way of consequence the enti
CNBC
Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
to us by the congress of the united states which represents the american people. >> what does that mean in terms of numbers? >> 2% growth. >> are we at two? kevin was very careful, he went 1.5 to 1.75. >> that's very precise. >> i want basis points. >> decimal points is silly stuff, come on, joe. >> i know. >> there is positive growth, it's just not robust and the key point, it's not enough to create the jobs we need in this country. now, i argue and i argue forcefully, i'll give a speech on this tomorrow night here in new york, the reason we have so much uncertainty is not just uncertainty about europe and uncertainty about the slowdown in china, these are important things. the real uncertainty stems from what are my taxes going to be? what kind of spending pattern also come out of the federal government, how do i deal with this explosion of regulatory morass we have coming out of washington. how do you budget whether you are exxon or a little bitty 20-person company, how does the woman who runs that company or the man who runs that company budget when they have no idea what their cost
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 4:00am EDT
against the united states. that is likely to change today because we have friday prayers and there will be more widespread demonstrators today. but there are individual circumstances in each country which will play out in the future of relations. so the conditions in yemen are very different from egypt and we have the drone strikes in yemen which feed into anti-americanism there it and egypt, it's probably more to do with the closeness of the british regime. libya is more difficult. you have the risk of increased presence in the east which is kind of feeding the instability there. so a lot of different local dynamics at play. >> david, while we concentrate on this of course we're still working out what's going on with the really big story. which i don't want to downgrade it, but iraq of course. and how is that going to pap out? >> in terms of -- >> nuclear weapons. >> it remains very difficult because we're still trying to analyze what the israeli intentions are. that's the key going forward certainly before the u.s. election. there is a widespread fear that perhaps the i
CNBC
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
's been stuck in the 9 $9 to $12 for almost a ye now. >> it's fort d in the united states, and there's the ford from overseas. europe bad, latin-american, bad. bed bath and beyond, norfolk southern, two different kind of businesses. norfolk is going off the rails, bed bad, looking good. >> coming up, bargain shopping? retailers have been on the rise, but after perusing the aisles cramer has --. >>> and later, making dough, dominos has been -- find us if it can claim the upper crust of the pizza population, when the ceo breaks some news in cramer's exclusive. just ahead. >>> plus 'tis the season? millions of people around the world will get their hands on the highly anticipated crown jewel of the apple empire. iphone 5, but don't, get ready to though everything you think you know about tech out the window. cramer's looking beyond apple and what he says may surprise you. all coming up on "mad money." >>> any moment there's stocks that might rally for a week or month or a season before they only go out of style. and then there are the long-term opportunities that we search for all the t
CNBC
Sep 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that the united states and that is enfuego. that's focus. then the ford from overseas. europe, bad. latin-america bad. guess what? two against one. can't own it. bed bath and beyond, norfolk southern. two different companies, two industries. norfolk is calling off the rails. i don't want to be no norfolk. bed bath, looking good. stay with cramer. >>> kwuming up, bargain shopping? retailers have been on the rise. but after perusing the aisles, cramer spotted bun stock that could be available in a discount. as the holiday season heats up, can this make you a cool profit in stick around it find out. >>> and later, making dough. domino says increasing its share of the pie and giving investors a healthy slice of the profit. but can this pizza party continue? find out if it can flame the upper crust of the peas why population, when the ceo breaks news in cramer's exclusive. just ahead. >>> plus, tis the season. in just hours. millions of people around the world, will get their hands on the highly anticipated crown jewel of the apple empire. iphone 5. but tonight, get ready to throw everything y
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Sep 23, 2012 7:30pm EDT
different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. >>> is your money safe in a question that is top of mind for almost every investor out there today. can the agency charged with watching the markets keep up with faster and newer technology? do they have enough weapons to fight fraud? mary shapiro, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. she joins me now for a rare interview. mrs. chairman, it's great to have you on the program. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, a pleasure to be here. >> i
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
who is saying there is great uncertainty about how the united states will deal with its high debt levels. that may be the case. perhaps deflecting some attention there back to the u.s. certainly it's getting its fair share of attention in the u.s. during campaign season, but nevertheless an interesting comment from the finance minister this morning. >>> let's check in on the equity markets. we've mentioned some of the big decliners in the luxury goods place after burberry came out with a statement talking about slowing growth in the most recent quarter. overall markets are down by just about half of 1%. that's the stoxx 600, so it gives you a pretty good view of the region as a whole. specifically the ftse 100 moving lower by 0.35%. the ibex is suffering to the tune of about 1.25%. in fact we put it in twice just to make sure you pay attention. in the bond markets, the ten year germany bund at 1.53%. yields in spap ain are still of course elevated, and italy 5.23%. and in the uk, the ten year lower 1.75. and on the legality of the esm, we also do have the election in the netherlan
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
competitors to step up the game in order for mcdonald's to start missing here in the united states. what will mcdonald's force to be done? and will that be good from an investor standpoint? how much will they have to give up maybe in terms of margins in order to get those customers back, for instance? >> you know, i think it's a combination of being more aggressive on the dollar menu. they will give a little bit on the margin side and we have near term caution on that particular point. but i also think they have a pretty nice product pipeline shaping up for 2013, which gives us excitement, and it's one of the reasons why mcdonald's is one of our favorite medium term names in the space. we do have some caution based on more difficult comparisons that show up in the fourth quarter as well as the threat of higher food costs that are going to pay out early next year. >> we should point out that with 104th on the price target. jim, we hear again from r.j. about food costs. actually the flip side of this is that we have a very weak labor market in the united states. so for as long as we're not
CNBC
Sep 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
the united states does not talk about trickle-up economics, take that 80%, educate them, make them pay taxes, and stop charging the top 5% more and more for what they create. why is that conversation not happening here? >> well, that's part of why inet, the institute for new economic thinking, was founded. james heckman at university of chicago and nobel prize-winning economist and i are working on a major program. we have 179 people worldwide on early-age human capital, early-age education which includes public health. >> you just have to put more resources into the education system to make it work. >> and better allocation of incentives, absolutely right. you're talking about a national tragedy. >> the word "resources" is loaded especially this week when we've got chicago teachers facing a potential injunction. >> yes. >> overturning citizens united, right, is not going to -- is not going to pacify what's happening outside. >> mm-hmm. >> neither is paying teachers more or giving them a shorter school year. right? >> i think if you paid teachers more, say relative to other professions, you
CNBC
Sep 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
to happen in the united states? people just want certainty, particularly at a time like this when china is in a recession. >> that is exactly what i'm talking about in my observation coming up. people are not going to add heads to the payroll if you don't know what your tax bill is going to look like. >> no way. you're kidding yourself. >> it's on congress, then. we need fiscal policy. >> we need leadership. we need a marshall plan. we need a grand plan that first starts with today's reality before you try to go to tomorrow. >> what do you think about the election? do you think the election changes this? does that bring us clarity? >> well, that's a tough one. i mean, it's not sure. because the people that running for office, are they going to actually operate, or is it just going to be what they do with a speech, right? what really counts is not the speech but what you do in between the speech. >> the truth is, we may not get the clarity because they're not dealing with the issues like the fiscal cliff until after the election. so we won't know tax rates. we won't know the regulatory e
CNBC
Sep 20, 2012 1:00pm EDT
sales net revenue saving up to $4.5 billion in taxes on goods sold in the united states. we talked to microsoft. here's what they told us. they say, microsoft has a complex business and we must comply with the complicated tax code of the united states, resulting in an exceedingly complex tax structure. second company in the crosshairs here today is going to be hewlett-packa hewlett-packard. the senate committee saying since at least 2008, hp has used billions of dollars of intercompany offshore loans to effectively repatriate untaxed foreign profits back to the united states to run u.s. operations. that's contrary to the intent of u.s. tax policy. we talked to hewlett-packard. here's what they told us. they say, hp has complied fully with all applicable provisions of the u.s. internal revenue code and auditor ernst and young has audited. we'll learn more about what this is up committee found in about a half-hour. >>> the committee on banking, housing and urban affairs, subcommittee on securities, insurance and investment is holding a hearing on high-frequency trading and they are t
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Sep 24, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of factory jobs are like that in the united states. that's the nature of a factory. >> one final question, if i might. how long does your intelligence indicate that this plant may be offline? >> that's the critical question. they were saying it could be up as soon as tomorrow. i actually think we've not heard the end of this news. i think we'll see more bad news regarding nurse which could theoretically keep this factory closed for up to a week or maybe more if we end up seeing deaths. >> gentlemen, thank you very much. appreciate you being with us. >> ty, as you know, another big apple story today, the company selling more of its 5 million iphone 5s in the first three days after that product was launched. a note from jpmorgan says, by the way, that that does not include pre-orders, and then there's yahoo!. the shares of yahoo! today are on the upside by more than 5% in a month as the new ceo, marisa mayer, gets set to address the troops tomorrow. jon fortt is helping us get ahead of this particular story. >> tomorrow's meeting is only for employees, not inviting the media, not asking dir
CNBC
Sep 24, 2012 3:00pm EDT
renaissance. we're gaining market share here in the united states and the riots in china over the weekend support our notion that in the future do you want to put manufacturing facilities overseas or in the united states? this weekend is why you want to put them in the united states. >> peter, tell me what the market right now is saying to you. it would seem to me that since bernanke came out a week or so ago with the announcement of qe3 that the market has kind of moved back a little bit. we've had a few sort of down days as though the market were saying, he gave us what we expected and now it's time to get a little smart. >> it's time to get smart. the earning season could be choppy. i think a lot of people are waiting for that. actually, that's a smart move. don't think you'll see much in the next probably three weeks that will motivate anybody in either direction very seriously. i would like to say i'm a little more positive about it. i think i might be in the minority on this, but i do think we'll probably see some surprises -- >> you got the earnings season right up against the elec
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Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
moved, not by what's going on here in the united states, but what's been going on in europe, which says to me two things. one, any bad news out of europe is going to send the market down. two, eventually people are going to have to pay attention to what's going on in the united states. i'm expecting we're heading into earnings season, i'm expecting anemic growth, and eventually that's going to have to play into the situation here. i mean, i know you don't fight the fed, but eventually we have to come back to what's going on in terms of fundamentals and stop focusing on monetary policy. >> what do you think? are we going to focus on fundamentals? if you are, kurt, would you be a seller of this market? >> we are focused in on fundamentals. i think this has been a tug of war between the reflationists and some of the risk that's been perceived in the market. we're not investing in gdp. we're investing in earnings. so far, earnings has held up. so far this year the stock market has been doing well. we'll focus on earnings. in terms of am i a buyer here, i'm taking selective positions because
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am EDT
this year particularly in the united states and i think we were due for it a bit of a correction. but overall the story has been one of tail risks and tail valuations. the relative valuations of stocks and bonds are extreme around the developed world and as central banks have moved in and removed some of the tail risks, as that has happened i think markets are a subdued global economy, because more global economy. >> well, oil certainly has gotten focus in the wake of the fed's move on qe infinity. is it your view that prices have further room to run if stocks do as well? i know you're sort of a little cautious on the macro picture here. but macro might not matter if there's more support from the central bank. >> i don't think that oil prices will get pushed up by the global economy that much the question is whether there be a coordinated attack on the nuclear iranian facilities. if that happens and disrupts oil supplies, that could obviously push oil prices much higher. so i think there is a certain amount of sort of middle east tension risk built into oil prices. hard to disent
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Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
transplants here in the united states. even with a transplant, the hepatitis will go right on attacking the new liver. this is a huge disease. it afflicts 170 million people around the world. which from a human perspective is just terrible, tragic. from a business perspective, these companies are involved. hep c can be a $20 million market opportunity. it's too darn good for many drug companies to pass up. now, i've talked about the game-changing new drugs developed for hep c on the show. but in recent months, there's been a reshuffling, major changes in the competitive race. i've got to keep you up on it. that's why tonight, i want to keep this opportunity in front of you and let you know who will benefit the most from the reshuffling of the order, the changes that have gone on and who can be the winners here. there are a lot of horses in this race. there was bristol-myers, abbott labs, gilead, merck, johnson & johnson, aventis. six months ago bristol-myers was in the definite lead. but one of the patients taking their hep c drug in the clinical trial had a heart attack. and the compan
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Sep 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
percentage of its revenues come from outside the united states and this is a smaller market cap as a spinoff so it was a logical replacement. >> i will see you first, don't buy united health. there's very little money. my hands are different color from my face. what does that mean? there's makeup. >> the dow jones industrial average, the price pointed index which should have absolutely no meaning but they have to keep doing it that way because that's the way they started. everybody follows the s&p but we talk about the dow jones because that's what you hear about on the radio. >> this is the opportunity for the dow to go higher. kraft very levered to commodity costs. particularly we know that the big inflationary trend is food. okay? and they're a huge buyer of all of these commodities. united health, very little commodity costs so you get kind of an inflation break that deals with ben's pro-inflation strategy yesterday. >> this is the first change to the dow jones industrial average since 2009. just to your point that nobody follows the dow jones industrial average, how much money is actual
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Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
that word, the auto industry of the united states at that time? >> it sounds like rhetoric. but -- and it is rhetoric, i guess, because it's words. but i think they're actually factual words. president bush and hank paulson agree because they were the first ones to provide capital to the auto industry. if the government had not stepped in, these companies would have had to literally shut their doors, they would have run out of cash, had to lay off their workers. the suppliers would have gone down. ford would have gone down. the industry would have shut down. whether it would have ultimately liquidated would depend on what would have happened after that. >> that is not the case. and in fact we got some very strong numbers earlier this week. are you surprised at the strength of auto sales at this point? >> no, i'm not surprised because you need to sell 15 million cars a year in this country simply to keep the fleet from aging. and we have not done that now for over four years. this is unprecedented in american history. so you have a huge amount of pent-up demand for cars beca
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Sep 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
're quite anxious to find a partner in the united states to roll it through america. talk me through that, if you would. >> this is a start in one of our hotels as a food and beverage outlet in t2000. people kept asking me who owns the franchise nor the noodle house, we want one in our place. i said, we own the franchise. so we started to put a whole franchise and team together on what i hope will be, and i think we have achieved it on a very professional basis. and when then we started to franchise in other units. we started with six units we own and operate in dubai. now we are operating 20 across the world. we actually have 123 signed up in our pipeline. and we would very much like to be in the united states. we have had discussions, serious discussions about taking the name out there on a franchise basis. so it just really grew out of one of the -- as a restaurant outfit in one of the hotels. >> let me ask you finally, you're a member of the hotel industry and you sit on one of the boards, and it is an industry finding its voice saying, we are and saying, look, we are jobs, we are gro
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
of a significant downturn in the united states economy. >> so if you have a downturn, there's a possibility that you don't have that right mix and that you could have a downturn. the odds of that are comparatively low but i worry about it because it's significant possibility. i described it as though, imagine you're on an airplane that's flying from here to los angeles, you're probably going to get there okay but if you hit an air pocket and meaning if the economy goes down, there's not an easy way to reverse it. monetary policy is less effective because when you buy a bond, when the federal reserve makes a purchase, that has the effect of giving money to somebody who won't put that money into something like that bond. and that money does not easily go to people who spend it, that's a balance between monetary and fiscal policy and i worry about the policymakers getting that balance right. that's a possibility and a scary possibility. other than that, i think the most likely situation is we will fly successfully from here to los angeles essentially but we have longer risks. you need a balanc
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
. but here in the united states, with respect to the rally, i'm getting a large number of questions. we're getting a large number of questions about whether or not the stimulus boost from federal reserve easing is what it used to be, so to speak. i would remind people take a look at the last couple of instances, we've had similar measures. we've had similar instances of people wondering whether the fed was -- if i had $1 for every time we talked about the fed being out of bullets, i'd have lots of dollars. and we're going through that again. >> they would all be worth less. >> the previous dollar, yes. >> less than maybe ten years ago. not necessarily less than five years ago. >> shame on you for that populist comment there that you should be cutting taxes in europe. at what point do you think the spanish are going to cut taxes given the situation that they're in? shame on you for appealing to your republican base in such a shameless way. >> btig's clients would be interested to know that i had a republican base, but listen. at the end of the day, there isn't a sort of a one-size-fits-a
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Sep 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the market. it is in the hands of the eflt cb not the hands of united states. >> we should point out tomorrow we will get some sort of plan or are expecting to from the ecb perhaps some details about a bond buying plan of some kind that we're hearing some things about today. the market may be disappointed in that these reports seem to indicate they'd be targeting three years and less in terms of maturity. that they would not have a yield target perhaps, say we're not going to let it go above 7%, and that it would be sterilized purchases. there are some who believe, hey, you need to actually increase the money supply. really if you're going to get things moving in europe but of course the germans are always concerned about inflation and sterilization which basically means they'll try and take in as much in deposits as they buy in bonds. sort of keeping -- >> somebody tweeted this morning fed bernanke needs to show them how you really print money. and, jim, one other facet of this report is that the head of the bach the german still remains the one lone hold out to this bond buying policy meani
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
aren't moving anywhere. it's on hope they can get it rationalized. united states is on fire and everyone keeps saying why can't we buy ford. because of latin america and europe. >> facebook, a bit backward looking, but the best day yesterday since that ipo. it's almost you can't say ipo without saying botched ipo. that's the way everybody says it. was there a turn yesterday? >> i think that you're going to have a well p like situation is what people hope. yelp was a giant lock up that expired and all the shorts were piled on. it went up seven. you have to bet that everyone is overly short facebook to get this thing going. i think it's more of the dynamics of the lock up in actual earnings. >> the big lock up is coming november and by november, we'll have more than a million shares hit the market. >> that's a big lock up to overcome. >> aig was remarkable. had 600 million shares hit, but aig of course was valued at half book. facebook, not valued at half book. >> taking a look at the financials, it is worth noting because xlf closed at five-month highs. taking a bit of a brea
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. of course, obama's speech comes at a time when the united states is facing a very difficult situation in the middle east. we saw the ongoing protests, and of course, anti-u.s. sentiment is at relatively high in terms of its historical sort of context. but again, peace is hard is what obama made very clear in his speech. a warning shot to the remaining dictators in the region. also saying that countries like bahrain, which is a neighbor to saudi arabia, the world's top oil exporter, that the reform needs to happen there as well. what a lot of observers were hoping for is that there would be more of a focus on syria and iran. president obama spent quite a bit of his speech talk about the palestinian-israeli conflict and the tensions there. but when it comes to syria, he said the united nations need to act on that front. the united states is not going to just stand by. they have to overcome the pretty much resistance from other countries like russia and china in the united nations security council. but when it comes to iran, united states making it clear that they will do what they must,
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Sep 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
been made of their failure to invest and promote the pepsi brand for soda within the united states. how relevant now is the home market for investors when, for example, coke is suggesting they will invest $30 billion over the next two or three years with the bot lers to double consumption around the world? >> it's a great question. so there's been a terrific change of heart at pepsi. this year about $600 million of advertising spending behind the businesses, the bulk of that is going to happen in north america. you probably just saw they sign add deal with the nfl. clearly they feel the pressure and want to start growing some of their businesses here at home again. >> and how does that compare to mao tau kent and the mass everybody bottlers worldwide. >> remember, coke bought their bottle in the u.s. so they have a lot more skin in the game. the good die naming here on the beverage side is guys are kind of getting along and playing nicely for the first time in a while. i think they want to make more money. they're cognizant of the economic. they're making the pack sizes smaller and lift
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Sep 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
's happening in the united states. >> certainly that's going to bring down the large indices and i just wonder if you think in the fourth quarter there will be a put from central banks or from hedge fund managers that have to play catchup or could we look at the last three months last year? >> central banks are obviously very powerful. you know the old saying, don't fight the fed. you have to be very careful. but as you stretch out the time rise and what you find historically is there is no relationship between liquidity and stock market movement. but i think what's much more important is your original question, if the profit cycle continues to decelerate, i think that's what people want to think about and that's what people want to position their portfolios for. i still think personally that you want to look at more defensive sectors which i think are less prone to have these big earnings disappointments right now. >> rich, can you put together these two knows in the market that you want to be in more dmfticily oriented companies and also this other thought in the market that you want to be i
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Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
's the best case scenario. >> does allow us to focus on the united states. >> exactly. >> we're probably doing better than any economy in the world. >> you're not trying to whistle past graveyards on that front, right? you're not trying to ignore europe. >> melissa mentioned the trading perspective. i think that the traders are saying, okay, now, what do we have here, and when we look at here, well, why don't we see with the steel industry, the auto industry. we focus -- the fill lebeau interview was incredibly important where allan mull ha ly says europe, we don't have it. the truth is united states has it. 14.5 million vehicles. that is a bull market in cars. >> right. >> we are talking about this upgrade today. sun trust, why is sun trust upgraded? i think that's very significant, not just because my trust owns it, but i'm looking at sun trust saying that is, again, the housing market in the south because the federal reserve didn't like sun trust. housing, autos, retail. what else do we need? >> right. >> well, we could use china to start growing a little bit faster instead of going the oth
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Sep 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. in lebanon, a kfc restaurant has been attacked. angry mobs also protesting against the united states in that country. things are especially tense in lebanon today, and that is because the pope has arrived for a regularly scheduled visit. in about an hour as well, president obama will receive the caskets carrying the four americans who were killed in libya earlier this week. he will be at andrews air force base, and we will carry that live for u as is always the case, when there is serious violence in the irish world, we have to look at oil. right now west texas intermediate is up .5% at 98.71, and brent crude is up about one-third of a percent at $116.32. >> after quite a busy start to the year, there hasn't been an initial public offering in the united states since august 16th. that was 29 days ago. that is about to change big time. kayla is looking ahead to a deluge of deals next week. >> there certainly is a busy backlog coming to the fore of the ipo market next week. seven companies are set to hit the market, and it's long overdue activity for sure. it is a cross-section of indus
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Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the continental united states. it's coming from underneath the gulf of mexico where you're not interfering with anybody's drinking water and so forth. and the bottom line is that the amount of gas that's been discovered over a huge expanse of territory is enough that if our government adopted an energy policy that favored natural gas for vehicles and power plants and so forth, we could move quite a way from shipping money out in return for oil in from countries that it seems this week don't like us very much. >> great to have you on the show. thanks so much for coming in. joan lapinn. >>> a popular tech stock taking a hit today. >> this story absolutely fascinates me. look at share of amazon. amzn. reuters reported walmart is going to stop selling kindle products. right? the stock dropped sharply. it has recovered most of the losses though it is down .75%. i went on the site myself to try to find it. the only thing you could do is find a few accessories. kindle is is off the website. they're going to sell out their inventory and be done. target did the same thing a few months ago. when you
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
a bipartisan consensus in the united states for many years that the u.s. and israel are the closest of allies, that we have to tackle problems in the middle east together. it's why you see legislation passing the united states senate 99-0 when it comes to confronting iran's nuclear ambitions and supporting -- supporting our closest ally israel, so it's a very strange position for him. it's really out of -- really out of sync with a broad bipartisan consensus in this country. >> jeb, let me go to you. i want to go back to libya and benghazi and that whole story. front page "new york times." we lost most of our intelligence assets because of this snafu, because of this mistake. the cia lost a lot of intelligence assets. we may be wiped out. now, again, president obama in the "60 minutes" last night could not get himself to say that this was premeditated, that this was a terrorist plot. he's still hanging on to the video story which, as you know, is a falsehood. i call it a lie. i believe ambassador, u.n. ambassador susan rice, should have been made to resign, or she should have taken the honora
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
't realize that intel did not have a 4g chip yet on the market. that's the big wave here in the united states, at least. the chip will be supplied later on this year or in early 2013. but 4g is happening right now. and that's the issue. >> it will be 5g by the time they get there. >> probably. >> if you want to play that new chip architecture, arm hold sgs probably the way to play it. that chart looks fantastic. that's where i would put my money. >> mike, you saw some interesting things today. >> the options market sharing the same skepticism we saw almost 12,000 puts trading this thing at about 46 cents. this is somebody who believes the stock could be town around the 19.5 level. seeing bearish sentiment. >> koch more "options action" on friday afternoon. >>> a mining stock continues to dig up golden opportunities. we'll give you the big movers of today's session. that's next. >>> and a shiny trade of the day. we'll lift the curtain and reveal what it is later on. [ male announcer ] trading's like a high-speed train. and you don't want to miss it with thinkorswim by td ameritrade. you get kn
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
where he talked about how he would handle foreign policy. he said he would handle the way the united states handles foreign aid. >> a temporary aid package can give the economy a boost and employ people for a time but it can't sustain a economy for a long-term. it can't pull the cart. at some point the money runs out. both candidates for president appearing before former clinton. making a joke there. solary, a big day of foreign policy in new york today. >> i saw a bit of this. mit romney's idea that he want to leverage u.s. aid through private corporations to underdeveloped countries. but we already have the xm bank. a lot of people see that as more corporate welfare. was mitt romney giving us more corporate welfare? >> what he wants to have is a more sophisticated partnership. he doesn't want to be writing checks to the foreign governments. he wants a more sophisticated interplay. that was where he was going with this. but he cited the initiative as the model that he would like to pursue. he said what bill clinton has done is a model for how far rin policy can go. many thanks. >> l
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
tarp was one of the worst economic decisions in the history of the united states. >> okay. so like i said, he does not hold back on anything he's thinking about. he will be our guest host for two hours today, and that begins at 7:00 eastern. we are also going to be talking finance with the ceo of cowen and company, jeffrey solomon, and bill isaac. plus the state of innovation, steve case will be joining us live at 7:30 eastern time. so we have a big show ahead. before we get to all of that, let's get you up to speed on the morning's headlines. andrew, good morning. >> thanks, becky. good morning to you. we will get you caught up on some of the big headlines. germany's highest court ruling that the country can ratify the new permanent european bailout fund, but there are conditions to germany's participation. here's the important part. parliament will have veto power over any future increases. we'll have more on that story in just a few moments. back here in the u.s., the fed is beginning to begin convening a two-day policy setting meeting in washington. market expectations high. many
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Sep 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
some growth and the country is the united states. >> and we don't have the demographic. >> no, we don't. where they are selling more adult diapers than baby diapers. >> kimberly-clark. >> the aging of this country will accelerate. >> we're selling fewer baby diapers, let's be clear. there are fewer babies being born. >> right. it's a declining population as well to a certain extent and the dramatic age -- >> right. i think that our household formation was a cyclical decline related to the recession. i wouldn't be sur poised if the 1.85 children per house, i find it hard to reconcile that. it goes back to two and we see a gradual choice in housing. people were living with their mother-in-laws, and i had that experience. it's tentative. >> now you're in your car, you weren't living with your mother-in-law, you were in your car. >> live inning my car with a couple of kids and it wasn't -- an suv, that would have been an svu situation. reverse the letters. >> if everyone is debasing their currency, is anyone debasing their currency? >> that's a great question. >> a race to the bottom. >>
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
as well as in the united states. >> markets saying these figures point to eurozone contraction of 0.5% in qe. what's your outlook? >> it's in line with our numbers. we think for the full year the eurozone contracts at 0.4% rate, so not far off what you suggested and that seems to be consistent with the underlying data coming in. no real revisions just yet but we'll watch and wait. >> what about 2013, is that a year -- 2012 we see europe broadly contracting. what about 2013? >> a lot hinges on the global environment. hinges on whether the u.s. can slowly grow and maybe grow a bit faster. whether china can begin to pick up steam. external stories can be critical for europe. >> larry will stay with us. let's check in and check out market reaction. >> one hour into european trading session. 73 declining outpacers. ftse 100 down 1.5% yesterday. down 0.5%. dragged yesterday by u.s. disappointing. the xet ra dax down 0.3%. ibex down after a good rise in july. keep your eye on bond rates. yesterday we had a nice rally in spain on two-year. ten-year, 6.62%. that's slightly higher on the sess
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